Actuate Corporation v. Aon Corporation et al
NOTICE RE CHANGE OF TIME OF FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE AND ORDER TO LIMIT MOTIONS IN LIMINE. Signed by Judge Alsup on June 12, 2012. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/12/2012)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
No. C 10-05750 WHA
NOTICE RE CHANGE OF TIME
OF FINAL PRETRIAL
CONFERENCE AND ORDER TO
LIMIT MOTIONS IN LIMINE
The final pretrial conference is hereby rescheduled to 8:00 AM MONDAY, JUNE 18.
In the Court’s experience, no more than five motions in limine per side really need to be
addressed at the pretrial conference, and that the practice of some counsel of filing numerous
motions in limine is wasteful because most of the motions are nothing more than disguised
summary judgment motions, routine motions copied from prior cases, or premature because it is
best to rule on evidentiary motions as they arise at trial rather than to guess during the pretrial
conference at how the record will come in. As a result, even in very large lawsuits, the limit of
five motions has worked very nicely and is without prejudice to raising additional motions
during trial. This is explained in the standing order at paragraph two.
In violation of this limitation, Aon has filed 17 motions in limine. The Court has
reviewed these and concluded that most need not have been made at this time. Therefore, Aon
has until Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to pick five motions to be addressed prior to trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: June 12, 2012.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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